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Mandatory roof truss inspections SA

The Development Act 1993 and the Development Regulation 2008 set out mandatory notification periods for the inspection of building work in South Australia.

Regulation 74 sets out mandatory notification periods for the inspection of building work in South Australia, which includes a specific requirement to give notice of the completion of roof framing, stating: 

 

    74(1) The following periods and stages are prescribed for the purposes of section 59(1) of the Act: 

     

      (ca) without limiting a preceding paragraph—1 business day's notice of the completion of all roof framing forming part of the building work (including top and bottom chord restraints, bracing and tie-downs); 

 

    Regulation 74 goes onto to set out the following requirements for roof framing: 

     

      (5)  If a notice is given under subregulation (1)(ca), the person who gives the notice must, within 1 business day after the notice is given, provide to the council a duly completed supervisor's checklist relating to the roof framing, signed by a registered building work supervisor, being a registered building work supervisor who has undertaken any training required and recognised under a scheme (if any) approved by the Minister for the purposes of this subregulation. 
      (6)  A person must not conceal any completed roof framing until after the expiration of 2 clear business days after the notice required under subregulation (1)(ca) has been received by the council (with the person being able to assume receipt of the notice in the ordinary course of business or transmission). 
      (9) In this regulation—
      roof framing means timber roof framing or light steel framing, including coupled and non-coupled roof framing and roof trusses, but not including portal framing;
      supervisor's checklist means a checklist published by the Minister in the Gazette for the purposes of subregulation (5);
      transportable building means a building that is fabricated at 1 site and then transported to and located at another site. 

     

    A checklist has been published by the Minister for the purposes of subregulation (5). 

    A completed copy of the checklist is to be provided to council and it is recommended that a copy be retained for your records. 

    Extract from Development Regulation 2008 

    74—Notifications during building work 

     

      (1) The following periods and stages are prescribed for the purposes of section 59(1) of the Act: 

       

        1.(a)  1 business day's notice of the intended commencement of building work on the site; 
        2.(b)  1 business day's notice of the intended commencement of any stage of the building work specified by the council by notice in writing to the building owner on or before development approval is granted in respect of the work; 
        3.(c)  1 business day's notice of the intended completion of any stage of the building work specified by the council by notice in writing to the building owner on or before development approval is granted in respect of the work; 

    79.(ca)  without limiting a preceding paragraph—1 business day's notice of the completion of all roof framing forming part of the building work (including top and bottom chord restraints, bracing and tie-downs); 

    80.(cb)  without limiting a preceding paragraph—1 business day's notice of the following: 

    1. (i)  the completion of construction of a swimming pool (before the pool is filled with water); 
    2. (ii)  the completion of construction of a safety fence or barrier for a swimming pool; 
    3. (iii)  in relation to some other form of building work where swimming pool safety features (within the meaning of section 71AA of the Act) are relevant—the completion of that aspect or those aspects of the building work relating to the swimming pool safety features; 

    (d) 1 business day's notice of completion of the building work. 

    2.(2)  A notice under subregulation (1)(a) must include the name, address and telephone number of the persons who are proposed to sign Parts A and B of the Statement of Compliance under Schedule 19A (if relevant). 

    3.(3)  A notice by a person under subregulation (1) may be given— 

    1. (a)  by leaving a written notice with a duly authorised officer of the council; or 
    2. (b)  by posting it to the council; or 
    3. (c)  by faxing it to the council; or 
    4. (d)  by telephone; or 
    5. (e)  by transmitting an electronic version of the notice to the council's email address. 

    4.(4)  If notice is given under subregulation (3)(d), the council must make a note recording the receipt of the notice on the relevant file. 

    5.(5)  If a notice is given under subregulation (1)(ca), the person who gives the notice must, within 1 business day after the notice is given, provide to the council a duly completed supervisor's checklist relating to the roof framing, signed by a registered building work supervisor, being a registered building work supervisor who has undertaken any training required and recognised under a scheme (if any) approved by the Minister for the purposes of this subregulation. 

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    (6)  A person must not conceal any completed roof framing until after the expiration of 2 clear business days after the notice required under subregulation (1)(ca) has been     received by the council (with the person being able to assume receipt of the notice in the ordinary course of business or transmission). 

    7.(7)  Subregulations (1)(ca), (5) and (6) do not apply if—

    1. (a)  the building is a Class 10 building under the Building Code, other than where the Class 10 building is attached to any part of the roof framing of a building of another class; or 
    2. (b)  the building is a transportable building. 

    8.(8)  A person who breaches a requirement under subregulation (1), (5) or (6) is guilty of an offence. 
    Maximum penalty: 

    1. (a)  in the case of a breach of a requirement under subregulation (1)(cb)—$2 500; 
    2. (b)  in any other case—$10 000. 
    1. Expiation fee: 
    2. (a)  in the case of a breach of a requirement under subregulation (1)(cb)—$210; 
    3. (b)  in any other case—$500. 

    9.(9)  In this regulation— 
    roof framing means timber roof framing or light steel framing, including coupled and non-coupled roof framing and roof trusses, but not including portal framing; 

    supervisor's checklist means a checklist published by the Minister in the Gazette for the purposes of subregulation (5); 

    transportable building means a building that is fabricated at 1 site and then transported to and located at another site. 

     

    To find out more, contact HIA’s Building Services team.

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